Nate Diaz reportedly is set to make his UFC return after a two-year absence.
Stockton's Diaz (20-11) has participated in the main event of two of the most lucrative UFC pay-per-view cards in history, first by taking a March 2016 fight against Conor McGregor on less than two weeks' notice to submit him in the second round.
The fight against Poirier in three-months time will be Diaz's first in the lightweight division in almost three years and he will now take on one of the top-ranked contenders in the weight class.
Oil prices decline amid rising U.S. inventories
US President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of an worldwide nuclear deal and reimpose sanctions on Iran has angered Tehran. West Texas Intermediate ( WTI) crude futures were at $68.87 per barrel at 0647 GMT, down 9 cents from their last settlement.
But at the end of the press conference the UFC unveiled a video promoting a blockbuster lightweight title fight between superstar Conor McGregor - with whom Diaz shares a long rivalry - and champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 in November.
Louisiana's Poirier (24-5) has risen to No. 3 in the UFC lightweight rankings by winning eight of his last 10 bouts. Diaz is now at +150 points, which means if getting $100, a person would make a $150 profit if Diaz were to win. Poirier walks into MSG with a TKO victory over Eddie Alvarez, in their rematch of a controversial no-contest at UFC 211 in 2017.
A middleweight rematch between former champs Luke Rockhold and Chris Weidman has already been announced for the event, with fellow 185lbers Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza and David Branch also confirmed to be on the card.
The fights will be formally announced Friday at a UFC seasonal news conference at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles.
Under the current forecast track, Hector is expected to pass south of the Big Island of Hawaii late Wednesday or Wednesday night. The United States Geological Survey said Saturday that the volcano is still sending large amounts of lava into the sea.
The Blues are likely to want to cash in on the goalkeeper this summer rather than risk losing him on a free transfer next year. He has a fantastic team, fantastic players and squad - I think he has conditions to do good work.
The device will run a forked version of the Android operating system, Mocor 5, it is backed by a 1,480mAh battery . Connectivity options on this phone include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS, and USB Type-C.
It spends heavily to improve privacy safeguards as well as to tackles concerns about the social media addiction. The companies can now use the API to send the customized notifications with relevant events to the customers.
As a result, the duties are limited to translation, interpretation, cultural guidance, liaison and administrative support. File photo of the Russian Federal Security Services headquarters in Moscow, taken on March 30, 2010.
The Mirror broke the news on Sunday morning, and United are confident of getting a deal tied up within the next 48 hours. Alderweireld had an excellent World Cup campaign for Belgium and helped his side reach the semis.
Although Mr Barletta's bid was an undercard to Mr Trump's main event, the president did bless the congressman's bid. After dubbing the Democratic senator "Sleepin' Bob", he turned his ire towards Casey's views on immigration.
Hitman is a good get for Xbox Game Pass
Additionally, Xbox One launch title Ryse: Son of Rome has also joined the program along with indie twin-stick shooter Ruiner . The remastered Xbox 360 Kinect supported game Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure is also available, alongside Dead Rising 2 .
Head of Syria research centre killed in auto bombing
An Israeli government official declined to comment on reports of Asber's death when asked by the Reuters news agency. The research centre that Asber led in the western city of Masyaf has previously been targeted by air strikes.
NES Classic Edition Was June's Top-Selling Hardware
Think of it! Two different consoles from Nintendo top of the sales chart in the same year! - Let us know in the comments! It also (hopefully) suggests that a Nintendo 64 Classic, Gamecube Classic, and Game Boy Classic will happen eventually.
2 new BlackBerry smartphones arrive in India
Starting with BlackBerry Evolve , the initial testing revealed that the cameras do not look that promising. Like the Evolve the BlackBerry Evolve offers a stunning design and delivers the performance to match.